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New York City Bike Infrastructure

‘City of Yes’ Zoning Initiative Announced to Support Business and Housing Opportunities in NYC

New York City’s new mayor, Eric Adams, has announced a new signature zoning initiative.

June 6, 2022 - New York City Office of the Mayor

New York City Politicians wears a mask at a New York subway station during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Leadership at New York Department of City Planning

With a new mayoral administration comes new planning leadership in the Big Apple.

January 20, 2022 - New York City

I picture of Marisa Lago speaking at a table for an event at the United Nations.

NYC Planning Director Nominated for White House Role

If approved, New York City Planning Director Marisa Lago will be headed back to the White House to serve in the Department of Commerce.

September 15, 2021 - The White House

Climate Resilience Planning

'Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency' Wins Planning Commission Approval in NYC

Emergency responses to Hurricane Sandy have turned into long-term lessons in New York City, as the nation's largest city crafts a response to sea-level rise and extreme weather by making changes to the zoning code of coastal areas.

March 19, 2021 - Commercial Observer

New York City Grocery Store

New Zoning Incentives for Grocery Store Developments Proposed in New York City

Transit accessibility incentives are also included in a package of zoning reforms proposed this week that would provide incentives for grocery store developments in a wider swath of New York City.

March 11, 2021 - Commercial Observer

New York Manhattan Chinatown

Opinion: Upzone Now to Improve Commutes in the Post-Lockdown Future

Building more housing where people work is a simple way to come out of the pandemic with a stronger sense of community and shorter commutes, according to this article.

August 11, 2020 - City and State New York

New York Construction

Planning Stops in New York City; Same for Construction in Boston

Planning and building the future will have to wait.

March 17, 2020 - NYC Planning

New York Basement Apartment

Pilot Program Will Legalize Basement Apartments in East New York

One approach to easing New York City's housing crisis: legalize and incentivize the construction of basement apartments.

February 14, 2019 - Curbed New York

New York Public Library

Massive Technological Upgrade for New York City's Zoning Resolution

The city of New York's massive Zoning Resolution, the legal instrument that regulates land use and building size, shape, height, and setback, is now available on a contemporary web platform.

February 10, 2019 - NYC Planning

George Washington Bridge

New York City Debuts Regional Mapping Tool

The Metro Region Explorer allows the public new kinds of understanding about the city of New York and how it fits into the surrounding region.

May 31, 2018 - Next City

Weisbrod Op-Ed Makes the Case for Proposed Zoning Changes

An op-ed by Carol Weisbrod, chairman of the NYC Planning Commission, makes the case for the de Blasio Administration's zoning policy as the key mechanism in its housing policy.

March 27, 2015 - New York Daily News

Embedding Design in City Making

Robin Finn profiles Alexandros E. Washburn, head of the urban design division of the New York City Department of City Planning, and the work of his team, which has been responsible for "turning projects into places that people want to be."

November 13, 2012 - The New York Times

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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Planning for Universal Design

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